Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Grace Revolution has BEGUN!!

I am in the middle of transcribing Rob's 1st of 2 sermons from last Sunday (what a church! 2 sermons!!). The whole sermon is intensely stirring and it is impossible to miss anything out in my notes that I am making - but I wanted to highlight one particular truly earth-tremouring word that Rob shared. The word is essentially a prophecy that God gave Rob last Friday while he was preparing to preach.

Here it is:

"This is what God said to me on Friday afternoon;

There is rapidly occuring across the earth a division between Law teaching and Grace teaching. God Himself is doing it. Some of those who still preach a mixture of Law and Grace will first try to be diplomatic and reasonable but under the surface they will carry hatred and envy. They will seek to disguise this in a form of godliness and theological reasoning but God in these days is going to expose the true state of their hearts. This is not a gentle reformation. This is a true revolution. Those that do not understand this will be utterly dismayed at how quickly this revolution is about to spread. In this revolution the gospel of Grace revealed in the New Covenant will spread like wildfire - there will be unhealthy extremes on the left and the right in reaction to this.

There will be voices that will attempt to gain advantage by appearing to be balanced diplomats calling for calm but I will sweep these self-appointed voices of reason aside and silence them swiftly, says God. Those with secure, pure hearts will steward this revolution, not panicking at the unhealthy extremes or trying to prematurely balance everything. For you see, it is not the message of grace that is causing the extremes or imbalance but it is the result of entrenched deeply established legalism and man's control surfacing because of the intensifying pressure of the Grace Revolution.

This revolution will force the mask off every form and appearance of godliness that denies the power of the New Covenant. This gospel revolution is not to be blamed for the ugliness that will appear in some. It is simply forcing the true nature of legalism out into the open and stripping it of all it's disguises so that even the naive and the deceived will see how truly hideous, HIDEOUS, it's face really is. The camoflauge of legalism is being removed so that it can no longer harress from hidden positions that have an appearance of godliness.

The people in these days who fearlessly embrace grace and remain pure-hearted and faithful enduring hardship and refusing to be polluted by bitterness during persecution will be partners with the Holy Spirit in seeing entire nations birthed into revival. So rejoice!".


lydia joy said...

Whoa! This just confirmed something for me, I needed to hear this! Thanks!!!!!!

Dan Bowen said...

My absolute pleasure!! :)

jul said...

I was dying to write that down as I was listening to it last night! But I knew you would do it haha!

thebluefish said...

Slaves persecute the free.
Saul persecuted the church.
Ishamel persecuted Isaac.
Judaizers persecuted Paul.
The Judaizers avoided the cross to avoid getting persecuted for it.

(following the theme through Galatians)

Peter Day said...

This is truly an earth-shattering word!

It is so true - grace is not to blame. Grace liberates. But the slave-owners (as Paul found in Philippi) do not like people being free.

Roll on the grace revolution! I just sense a quickening in my own heart -

"The powers of Europe trembled because of the French Revolution, fearing their societies would be overturned by revolutionaries copying the French.

The powers of the West trembled because of the Russian revolution, fearing that communism would spread all around the world.

The powers of religion in all its forms, all over the world will tremble because of the grace revolution, because people everywhere will be set free, and all powers and authorities of religious bondage torn down."

Please do it, Lord for Your glory!